Dr Gerard O’Shea is Associate Professor of Religious Education, School of Education, University of Notre Dame Australia (Sydney Campus).
Dr O’Shea is an internationally recognised scholar in the fields of Religious Education and Catechetics. He is a regular contributor to the international magazine “Catechetical Review”, published by the Franciscan University of Steubenville, and he has be widely consulted by Catholic Dioceses within Australia in religious education. He also publishes articles in scholarly journals in Poland, the UK, the US and Australia. His training manual for helping parents address the issues of Christian sexuality with their own children has been consistently in the top selling list of Connor Court Publishers and was by the Vatican’s official newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano in 2011.
Dr O’Shea and his wife, Anne, have five adult children and six grandchildren. They served as president couple of the National Association of Catholic Families from 2003-2007.
His doctoral dissertation explored the relationship between nature and grace and its application to Religious Education. He also publishes articles in scholarly journals in Poland, the UK, the US and Australia.